Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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Series cast summary:
Stephen Mangan ...  Dirk Gently 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Darren Boyd ...  Richard MacDuff / ... 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ...  Janice Pearce 4 episodes, 2010-2012
Jason Watkins ...  DI Gilks 3 episodes, 2010-2012
Helen Baxendale ...  Susan Harmison 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Neil Grant Neil Grant ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2010-2012
Robby Haynes ...  PC Hames (Arresting officer) 2 episodes, 2012
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Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

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11 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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Dirk Gently See more »

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References to the books can be seen throughout the episodes: the words "electric monk" can be seen on Dirk's office wall before he paints over it and the newspaper headline reads "horse found in bathroom." See more »

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Version of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016) See more »

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fun character
17 February 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Holistic detective Dirk Gently (Stephen Mangan) solves his cases by deciphering the interconnectivity of everything no matter how incredible. His cases range from a missing dog to a murder linked to the Pentagon. Richard MacDuff invests into his agency despite his girlfriend Susan Harmison's objections.

Stephen Mangan is great and I love him in Episodes. MacDuff is a bit of a dud. His character doesn't have much charm. I'd rather have more Susan Harmison. She's a great foil to the Dirk character. This is based on Douglas Adams work and it has his irreverent touch. The first episode has a hilarious take on Schrödinger's cat. I need more of that and a better second to Dirk. Otherwise, this is pretty fun with a wacky character.


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